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Re: stupid fights

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-11-01 22:54:43 CET

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 12:55:36PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
> Many seem to agree that unifying arch's approach to distribution and
> svn's approach to storage mgt is a worthwhile direction to, at the
> very least, look into.

Speaking for the CollabNet engineers, we've got our eyes set on 1.0 as it
has been currently defined. I would agree that this would be an interesting
thing to investigate, but we won't have time to assist.

> Personally, I think this is certain, important
> enough, and has enough design implications that the best course would
> be to sit down in a room with svn architects and work it out earlier,
> rather than later. I still think we could get farther, faster that
> way, with less wasted work.

I've already used the SVN repos as a storage system (in SubWiki). It seems
to work quite well for my setup. I would counter your supposition that an
architectural meeting is necessary. Instead, I'd suggest that you actually
try to build the system. When you reach a failing in the SVN storage system,
then bring it back to the list, and we can figure it out.

> From what I read on this list, svn, like arch, is underfunded.

CollabNet's funding isn't disappearing, but in a way you're right. CollabNet
alone cannot bring Subversion to 1.0, so the community is *very* important.
Personally, I think the SVN development (and user) community is one of the
best that I know. A lot of people are very interested, and (more
importantly) willing to provide their own time to see SVN reach its 1.0

I would say that when you're talking *money*, then SVN is underfunded. But
when you're talking about community's interest, dedication, and willingness
to spend their time... SVN is very well funded. The SVN community is more
than capable of seeing SVN reach a 1.0 release, and then to take it much


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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